Presbyterian Church of the Good ShepherdCome and See!
810 West Florida Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
COME AND SEE!
Effective May 2, we have resumed a two Sunday Service format: CAYA (Come As You Are) at 9:05 am in Fellowship Hall and a Traditional Service at 10:55 am in the Sanctuary with overflow in Fellowship Hall. We will continue to live stream on Facebook at 10:55 am and to broadcast on YouTube and website by 1:00 pm or sooner.
*** Update ***
The Session has made masks OPTIONAL for vaccinated and unvacinated individuals. If you have questions on the terminology, please refer to the CDC web page (link below). This change is effective on March 13, 2022. We continue with in-person socially distanced worship. We want to be in and out of the building as quickly as possible to limit the spread of germs and to give the ushers a chance to sanitize (updates to follow in the future). We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our area to ensure we continue safe inperson worship. We will continue streaming worship online so feel free to stay home and participate in worship through that venue if you are uncomfortable venturing out.
In-person worship reminders (more detailed info in previous Call articles):
● Socially distance – please note the red (do-not sit) and green (sit) markings
● Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
● Masks are optional
● Online streaming of worship will continue
CDC page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- nCoV/index.html
By working together, we can eradicate this insidious virus! The advice from the CDC is that you should get vaccinated unless your physician tells you that your pre-existing health concerns prevent you from getting a shot. God Bless You!
The Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd (USA) is a growing congregation. We gather together from across the Melbourne/Palm Bay area to witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ. While some are lifelong Presbyterians, some come from other Christian traditions and backgrounds, or no religious background at all. We welcome the seeker, the devout, and the skeptic alike as we gather to learn, serve, and grow as disciples. We are confident you will find a way to experience and share God’s love at Good Shepherd. Come and See! Join Us!
Thank you for visiting our website. As pastor of Good Shepherd, it is my hope that you will enjoy it as you learn more about our community of faith. Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there is relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, compassionate care for those in need, and many opportunities to serve others. We strive to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can make a difference in our world today.
You are cordially invited to join us this coming Sunday as our church family gathers to draw near to God through Worship.
Yours in Christ,
“Serving God and His church with our time, talents and treasure.”
Actions speak louder than words! As Good Shepherds we reflect God’s love through the missions we choose to support. Click here for more information.
Scripture for Sunday, October 2, 2022
New International Version
2 Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A staff,” he replied.
3 The LORD said, “Throw it on the ground.”
Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the LORD said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the LORD, “is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”
6 Then the LORD said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.
7 “Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.
8 Then the LORD said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second. 9 But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”
10 Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”11 The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”14 Then the LORD’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”
New International Version
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
New International Version
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.
Operation Hope – Back to School Backpacks 2022
The youth of Good Shepherd gathered to fill backpacks with much needed school supplies destined for children in Fellsmere. The congregation has been collecting school supplies, materials, backpacks, and cash donations to purchase these things for the past month. Operation Hope – Back to School Backpacks gave the congregation the opportunity to put Christ’s message of living the life of love and sharing into practice. Their goal was to fill 25 backpacks. Thank you to all who participated! God Bless You!
If you want to know more about Thing One and Thing Two, click on the July 31 sermon. Dr. Suess’ characters help to bring Pastor Scott’s sermon to life. After viewing the sermon, you will see how we need to direct our intentions to Thing One!
Every child has a story. God is dealing with every kid, regardless of how many times they come to church. Treat every Sunday like it is the only Sunday that some kid has. Did they hear about Jesus? Did they feel loved? Did someone ask about them? Nurture these precious children! Whether they are wee little ones or teenagers, we have programs for them all!
Gregorian Chant Choral.
The music that was playing before the start of the worship service is a type of music called Gregorian Chant Choral. Some of you may have recognized it. Ed Denman will be starting and directing a Gregorian Chant group called MAGI (Modern Acoustic Gregorian Intonations)! We would love to have interested gentlemen join this small group opportunity (there are a few openings for ladies too!). It will be a time to learn something new and to experience great fellowship as well. The tentative start date is July 19 at the church at 7:00PM. Temporarily on hold, due to Covid. If you have any questions you may contact Ed through the church office. Your inquiry will be forwarded to him.
The Music Program
Good Shepherd held a Christmas Eve Service this year which was attended by congregants who observed all Covid protocols. It was a celebration that the church has every year. Everyone enjoyed the singing of carols, the ringing of the bells, the telling of the Christmas Story, and the camaraderie in the sanctuary.
Click for more information on Music Program.
At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd
Our mission is to help connect people to faith
A Shepherd leads, cares for, and loves his sheep. The sheep knows the voice of their shepherd, they follow him, and him alone. Even the lost lamb is found and carried in the loving arms of his caregiver. At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd we listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ; we follow the will of our creator God; we are empowered to be obedient sheep through the Holy Spirit. Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love one another as he has loved us. That’s our challenge – lead, care for, love, and bring home God’s children. We invite you to join us as we journey and grow in our community of obedient and loving sheep under the care of the Good Shepherd.
Sheep know the voice of their shepherd. If you would like to learn more about the language of sheep, click here. We watched part of this video in a sermon. Watch it all here! COME AND SEE! BAA, BAA, BAA!
Go, Go, Go Joseph
Sunday, September 25, 2022
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